Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2012-02-23

The popular rock band Switchfoot will perform at Samford University Thursday, May 3, at 7 p.m. in Pete Hanna Center.  Tickets are on sale now.

The five-member group began with successes in the Christian rock scene before gaining mainstream recognition when its music was featured prominently in the 2002 movie A Walk to Remember. Their seventh studio album, Hello Hurricane, received a Grammy award in 2011 for Best Rock Gospel Album. Their most recent album is Vice Versa (2011).

Band members are Jon Foreman (lead vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass guitar, backing vocals), Chad Butler (drums, percussion), Jerome Fontamillas (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals) and Drew Shirley (guitar, backing vocals).

All tickets are $16 and are general admission.  Tickets may be purchased at: For information, call (205) 726-2276.

The concert is part of a week-long series of Spring Fling events at Samford.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.